Karen Rogers, Founder and Director
Food is a phenomenal social force; a sense of camaraderie and friendship is naturally established through the preparation and sharing of a meal. I see food's magic at work at every single Sprouts class; as kids throw on their aprons and jump into the menu hands-on and head-first, the normal socioeconomic barriers dissolve. It's no surprise that one of my favorite things to do is prepare and share simple, delicious foods with others.
I love fresh fruits and vegetables. Pickled, sautéed, boiled, chopped, raw, cooked, seasoned or plain—there is no form that I don’t enjoy. If I had to pick a favorite cuisine, however, I would say anything with a Moroccan twist. Cinnamon on meat? What a marvelous combination…
I absolutely love traveling—learning, tasting, and feeling my way through new places, different cultures, and foreign countries. It is an exhilarating experience that titillates every sense. There is no better way to stay grounded (and well-rounded) than to challenge your way of thinking by actually living another’s story.